God’s Covenant People: Enforcing Kingdom Mandate by Vincent Oshin – Parousia Reads

It is with joy we announce the release of “God’s Covenant People: Enforcing Kingdom Mandate” written by Vincent Oshin. “God’s Covenant People: Enforcing Kingdom Mandate” explores the biblical concept of blood covenantagainst the backdrop of blood covenant in African indigenous religion/traditional societies and itspervading influence on African Christian thoughts. In seeking to separate the traditional concept andpractice from its variant in the Bible, the author highlights the context in which God establishedcovenant relationship with individuals and the nation of Israel, locating the relationship within God’sinitiatives at restoring His preeminent position in creation before the fall of Lucifer and a third … Continue reading God’s Covenant People: Enforcing Kingdom Mandate by Vincent Oshin – Parousia Reads

MAD OR IN LOVE by Abasiama Udom

MAD OR IN LOVE I still pray amidst my pain To a God I am not sure hears either I am mad or in love yet I choose the later loving, trusting desperately this God in whose word I find redemption yet I am either mad or in love BIO: Abasiama Udom is a polymathic writer and poet, she writes from Akwa Ibom, Nigeria. Her works have been published in Kalahari Review, Imspired, The Sandy River Review, Rigorous Magazine and elsewhere. She is constantly chasing new adventures but appreciates the constancy of food, music, books, family, sleep, and football in her … Continue reading MAD OR IN LOVE by Abasiama Udom

NOTES TO GOD by Rick Davis | Poetry | PAROUSIA Magazine

NOTES TO GOD You guide the Pencil from My teeth As I write Words – Touching You. You spin Me dizzy Never lost But always Present. You are so Close to me And micromanage My happy soul With alluring Fumigation, Exorcism And rehabilitation That is never harsh But peace-loving. As I seek You With words And furiously Dancing Question marks You look Into my Mind And burn it With cool Loving flames Like rushing Waters Of new hypnosis. As I write / pray You allow me To fly Over Steep hills, Feeling like A life-affirming Turing machine While my Tears … Continue reading NOTES TO GOD by Rick Davis | Poetry | PAROUSIA Magazine

How Can God Answer Prayer? | PAROUSIA Magazine

  My God! Is any hour so sweet, From blush of morn to evening star, As that which calls me to Thy feet– The Hour of Prayer? Lord, till I reach yon blissful shore, No privilege so dear shall be And thus my inmost soul to pour In prayer to Thee! How Can God Answer Prayer?, William Edward Biederwolf, p 15 Source: Collection Poems Stir Heart Believer Prayer – Bible.org Continue reading How Can God Answer Prayer? | PAROUSIA Magazine

THE GODHEAD by Ayomipo E. ADEMILUSI| Christian Poetry Chapbook | PAROUSIA Magazine

JOY TO THE WORLD – GOOD NEWS IS HERE Compliment of the season to you. With great joy, Parousia releases it 4th Christian Poetry Chapbook.  THE GODHEAD by Ayomipo E. ADEMILUSI Download and enjoy this amazing Poetry Chapbook. DOWNLOAD NOW           Continue reading THE GODHEAD by Ayomipo E. ADEMILUSI| Christian Poetry Chapbook | PAROUSIA Magazine

Trust His Faithfulness! by Joseph S. Spence, Sr., | PAROUSIA Magazine

Today, I am taking another different approach and expand the theory of literary presentation regarding our Sunday spiritual message into another dimension. I pray the message gets across with the intended lessons to be learned and are clearly accomplished. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*********************~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A Tragic Loss Could Be Avoided—Be Faithful: Why Jeopardize One’s Life? This narration involves a legal meltdown with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), based on false prosecution regarding an unfounded allegation of hiding cash in a foreign bank account. During the emergency preliminary hearing requested by my defense counsel, the prosecution unconscionable argued flight risk and $1 million bond. My … Continue reading Trust His Faithfulness! by Joseph S. Spence, Sr., | PAROUSIA Magazine

Healing Through Poetry—God’s Dynamic Poems for the Family by Jospeh S. Spence, Sr. | Book Review | Easter 2019

Title: Healing Through Poetry Author: Mary Ann Duhart, USA Publisher: Publish America Year: 2008 Pages: 64 ISBN: 1606727702 Reviewer: Joseph. S. Spence, Sr. Mary Duhart is the author of twelve religious’ books of poetry, and resides in California. This poetry book by her entitled, “Healing Through Poetry,” is spiritually fulfilling for all to read. Her inspiring style of poetry is uplifting. She uses real moments of trials and tribulations to bring awareness to readers regarding the negative side of life that will test the patience and temperament of the soul. She quotes, “Psalm 107:20” (King James Version, Page 987), regarding … Continue reading Healing Through Poetry—God’s Dynamic Poems for the Family by Jospeh S. Spence, Sr. | Book Review | Easter 2019

DO IT NOW! tips for New Year by Mary Joy Orola | PAROUSIA Magazine

December 25, 2018 *Phone rings…* ”Hello Mum…Yes…I will definitely do it ma…Oh! That’s awesome!…Okay, I won’t forget….Haba Mum! I will, this is just 25th; it will definitely be sent on or before January 1st…Okay, Bye ma!” December 27, 2018 *Phone rings…* ”Hey Big boy…I am fine. You?…I didn’t forget. I will sure do it… Of course, I know today is 27, 4 more days into a new year…Yes, I will do it; I promise! Ait. Love you…Bye!” December 30, 2018. *Phone rings…* ”Ọ̀rẹ́ mi, báwo ni?…I dey too o…I wan carry am do now…ehn. No mind mummy jare, she tink … Continue reading DO IT NOW! tips for New Year by Mary Joy Orola | PAROUSIA Magazine

God Does Not Make Sense by Daniel Ajayi | PAROUSIA Magazine

    God Doesn’t Make Sense   God doesn’t make sense Who is he that honors is words than his name Yet, his words a spell to cast Earlier chants of prayer, his name beareth the master’s key Like your soul and feet that is seeking an holy discovery to dwell All in that name. God doesn’t make sense Here and there, to and fro, in and out Who told the invisible to control the visible? It’s certain you find peace in your heart For he calmed your storms during the season of mourning Like an appointed time to become … Continue reading God Does Not Make Sense by Daniel Ajayi | PAROUSIA Magazine

Pied Beauty | A Poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins | PAROUSIA Magazine

Pied Beauty Glory be to God for dappled things— For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles in all stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings; Landscape plotted and pieced—fold, fallow, and plough; And áll trádes, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?) With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim; He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change: Praise him. Source: Hopkins, Gerard Manley. Poems and Prose. Edited by Gardner, W. H. Penguin Books. Continue reading Pied Beauty | A Poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins | PAROUSIA Magazine

Who Is Like God by Ernest O. Ogunyemi

        Who is like God? I used to believe all of Father’s words. I used to believe that God is good all the time and… the inverse. That church is the house of that God, and that He makes things work for those who go there good. I used to believe that Aunty Tọ́pé is a good woman that she is in all ways better than my mother. That my mother is a witch, and a bitch, too; that God indeed had commanded Father to send her packing like an unmasked masquerade.        And whenever I made the mistake of … Continue reading Who Is Like God by Ernest O. Ogunyemi

Three Poems by Gemma P. Geslani

JUST ANOTHER DAY Just another day    is all I humbly ask, Each night before I say    goodbye to all my tasks, But not before I leave    my earnest praise and thanks   at His most holy feet-    I’m worthy not to touch. Just another day   is all I humbly ask, Another day to serve   from morning until dusk   my most beloved Master,   to Whom I owe my life,   my Maker and my Savior   Who loves me though I’m dust.    GOD I see God in every tree,    in every … Continue reading Three Poems by Gemma P. Geslani

Call For Submission PAROUSIA Magazine The Glorification Issue #8

  PAROUSIA Magazine is calling for submissions for it 8th Issue to be published by April 2018 during the Easter Celebration. The theme of this forthcoming Issue is the Sufferings of Christ and the Glory that should follow – The Glorification Issue. 1 Peter 1:11 “Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.” KJV In the ancient prophesies from the old testament, God promised a Saviour who would suffer and then be glorified. The Life, Death, Burial … Continue reading Call For Submission PAROUSIA Magazine The Glorification Issue #8

PAROUSIA Magazine | 2 Years and Still Counting

  Happy 2nd Year Anniversary to PAROUSIA Magazine.  All thanks to God who is Faithful, He is a Faithful God and His Faithfulness Remains.  My sincere appreciation goes to all our Contributors and Readers all around the world. Your poems, stories, visual arts  etc and your readership keeps us going.  I’m delighted to say PAROUSIA Magazine is not relenting in promoting Christian Literature. We’ve set the Pace. We are getting better and growing stronger. The year 2018 promises to be a greater year in publication and promotion as the cooking has begun. We will be doing much more.  Thanks to … Continue reading PAROUSIA Magazine | 2 Years and Still Counting

Three Poems by Kapardeli Eftichia

  ΘΕΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΨΥΧΗ Αγνός στοργικός θεός μοναδικός σύμβολο αγάπης θυσίας δύναμης ,ομορφιάς ,υπομονής και αλήθειας *** Δοκιμάζω τα χρώματα μεταμορφώνομαι σε σώμα χρυσού φωτός σε ύπαρξη αιώνιας γέννησης *** Μια φλόγα ζεστή κυκλική σιωπηλός οδηγός Άγγελος φύλακας απελευθερωτής *** Ω! στην ευλογία της αγάπης η Αρχαία περγαμηνή και η αιώνια δόξα αιώνιο πνεύμα η ψυχή σύμβολο καρτερίας σθένους και επιμονής χτίζει τον κόσμο στην απόλυτη σιωπή GOD AND SPIRIT Pure, affectionate, God unique love symbol of sacrifice power, beauty, patient and truth *** I test the colors I transform myself in a body of Golden light in the existence … Continue reading Three Poems by Kapardeli Eftichia

Searching for God by Barbara Voudouris

  Searching for God   I have seen God, His quiet outline, His shadowless breath, I have seen God, In the ritual of birds, In the gentleness of children, I have seen God, In the relentless compassion of people, In the quiet of solitude, I have seen God, In the shape of my seeping mind, In the unnoticed clear eyes of the dying, And, in the glow of giant trees, Painted by the fading light. But it is only because, God has seen me.     In the field   I am still, and move only to the rhythm of … Continue reading Searching for God by Barbara Voudouris

PAROUSIA Magazine Redemption Issue #6

      FLASH FICTION Pathway by Eze Ifeanyichukwu Peter   NON FICTION ADMIST IT ALL, HE ‘IS’. by LINDA OSUAGWU ONYINYECHI A Message from the Angels by Rebecca Willman Gernon   POETRY Three Poems by Kapardeli Eftichia Three Poems by Elemide Benjamin Odunayo Three Poems by Aobakwe Jasmine Lingiwe Diteko Three Poems by Taiye Paul Kolawole Two Poems by Oladele Babajamu Three Poems by Victor Oyelade Redemption by Obiora Somtochukwu Three Poems by Uduak Uwah   Continue reading PAROUSIA Magazine Redemption Issue #6

Three Poems by Elemide Benjamin Odunayo

living testament i bathed forgiveness in blood streaming from the lamb’s side at crossroad of heaven and hell i learn to pray on repentant knees at the foot of eternal tree with hope seeking ripe fruits that nourish spirit with life i found the holy river flowing from the holy sun its ripples are mysteries its bubbles are illuminations i became drunk love built mansions in the eternity of my heart i learn the art of dying by ascending mountains walking dry land of the Red sea till there is passover unto life after crossing over death i learn it … Continue reading Three Poems by Elemide Benjamin Odunayo

Pathway by Eze Ifeanyichukwu Peter

  The Door whines on its hinges as you open. It whines louder and shuts. When will you apply the grease? Tomorrow?  Yesterday, you said today. Today You don’t know what to do with yourself. Are you looking for an Oasis in the desert of your day? Your Inside whizzes. Blank. You shamble across to the bookshelf. You don’t take any of the books, but peer at the titles. War and Peace.  Critique of Pure Reason. Love in the Time of Cholera.  The Famished Road. You Must Set Forth at Dawn. There was Country.  Meditations. You   Stop. Enough.  And … Continue reading Pathway by Eze Ifeanyichukwu Peter